Saturday, 11 July 2009
03:06:52 PM (GMT)
Part 3. This girl from Gaia commented that the full chapter was too long (Chapter 2
and 3 combined). DD:
I went back home feeling a bit excited, but a bit depressed as well. See, I am eager,
brave and has a positive attitude, as the requirements say. I think.
But, I usually slack off and I'm not that well-behaved. And, representing Galia? A
pig would do a better job than I would.
Still. Maybe with a bit of luck, I could get in. I ran all the way home and barged in
on my mother making dinner and yelled out, "You would not believe-" I was cut off.
"Yes, yes. I know all about Teruma accepting students to learn elemental magic." My
mother replied, smiling.
"Huh? How?" I asked with a confused expression.
"It's all over town. The messenger screamed it out for all to hear."
"Jeez. What an irritating person."
"I know, be respectful."
The door opened and my older sister, Destiny came in commenting, "Good luck with
that." But a teasing smile was spread on her face.
"Hi." I greeted her, and slung my bag on my usual chair and sat down, steaming
chicken stew simmering in front of me.
Destiny closed the door behind her and placed her bag on the living room chairs and
questioned Mother, "Where is Father?"
"He assumed that he will be late so he said to eat dinner without waiting for him."
"Well, that's nice. I'm starving." I grinned, looking at the food that was now on the
"Alright. Go eat up."
The nice thing about dinner is that you don't care if anything's worrying you. I
suppose it's what you'd call relaxing time. After finishing my food, I went up to my
bedroom. Technically, it's Destiny's too. But I usually sleep earlier than her
because she does her homework after dinnertime.
I do it at the mornings.
My sleep didn't go well. The dream that I had gotten wasn't very encouraging to my
ideas either. I'll tell you how it went.
My eyes had drooped to sleep and suddenly, I had found myself at my school. The whole
of it was standing in the courtyard, being unnaturally silent. The principal, an
elder lady with wispy hair and a scowling face, was announcing names from a piece of
I asked Talia what was happening and she answered, "They are telling the names of the
people who was accepted by Teruma."
It didn't make sense to me. I hadn't imagined that it would go this way, what with
the whole school listening and everything. Things became worse in my dream. After
finishing the names, it became clear to me that the only person she hasn't announced,
Huh? I was the only one in that school who had guts to not be afraid of the creaky
old basement. How can I not be accepted?
And then, suddenly, everybody was gone. And a woman's voice came out of nowhere and
said, "You are to go somewhere than Teruma."
I screamed, "Why?" It didn't make sense to me. The wimps at that school were
like..they weren't even explainable.
"You are to go somewhere else..Somewhere..else."
Now. This might seem that I am complete failure. I will tell you, I am not. But, it
was a bit scary, seeing all the faces I knew gone to Teruma, leaving me behind. It
just didn't seem fair.
I woke up, my heart beating fast, and my quilt with claw marks.
Now I know what that woman had told me. But I also knew that I was no part of any
prophecy. No person could have made me do it. I had chosen to. It was my wish.
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